One More For The Angel, Michigan State’s Tribute To Princess Lacey Is Amazing

YouTube Twenty-two seconds, I think. That’s about how far I got into this tribute to Lacey Holsworth before the allergies started kicking in. Michigan State’s Athletics Department uploaded this special tribute to Princess Lacey today, as there’s never really going to be a time that anyone could stop celebrating the life of the Spartans’ biggest fan. Lacey, of course, passed...
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Adreian Payne Honors Lacey Holsworth at Ceremony in her Honor

The story of Lacey Holsworth and Michigan State's Adreian Payne was one of the best and definitely the most touching of the March Madness Tournament. Her friendship with Payne was inspiring to say the least and when she lost her battle with cancer at the tender age of eight the news was--well, just talking about it now is getting me all misty eyed.A special ceremony was held...
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Michigan State Hoops Joins Celebration of “Princess Lacey” at Breslin Center

These stories start to sting more when you have a young daughter. Yet, there is still something beautiful to be taken away from Thursday’s tribute to Lacey Holsworth in East Lansing, Michigan. If you don’t know the story of “Princess Lacey,” who died a week ago at age 8 following a bout with cancer, check out this video on YouTube (tissues recommended) that describes her...
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Adreian Payne Honors Lacey Holsworth With Silent Dunk (Video)

Michigan State held a life celebration for Lacey Holsworth. The team put together a tribute video for Lacey where many Spartans spoke including Tom Izzo.  The most touching moment came from her dear friend Adreian Payne who honored her with a silent dunk. Holsworth passed away early on April 9 from a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. She had developed a strong bond with...
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Adreian Payne performs silent dunk for Lacey Holsworth

In celebration of Lacey Holsworth's life on Thursday night at the Breslin Center, Adreian Payne performed a silent dunk.
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Video: Adreian Payne Does A “Silent Dunk” To Honor Lacey Holsworth

Thursday night, Michigan State held a ceremony for the late Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old girl who befriended Spartans center Adreian Payne and the rest of his teammates over the past two years. Holsworth passed away from cancer earlier this month after a long, courageous battle with the disease. The school put together a tribute video and had different members of the program speak...
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Spartans pay tribute to 'Princess' Lacey Holsworth

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- They came to honor a little girl whose spirit and smile captivated one basketball player, Michigan State center Adreian Payne, before it hooked his entire team and then countless others. An estimated 2,500 supporters came to Michigan State's Breslin Center on Thursday night to celebrate the life of eight-year-old "Princess" Lacey Holsworth, who...
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MSU Basketball: Princess Lacey’s Memorial

Thousands showed to pay tribute to 8-year-old MSU Basketball superfan Lacey Holsworth Thursday night in the confines of Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. The little girl who captured the hearts of thousands across the country died of cancer early in the morning on April 9. And on Thursday night in the Breslin Center, there wasn’t a dry eye in the building. Isportsweb’s...
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Photos: Michigan State Holding Memorial Service For Lacey Holsworth Inside Spartans’ Basketball Arena Tonight

This evening, Michigan State University will hold a public memorial service for Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old girl who captured the hearts of everyone she touched before losing her battle with cancer April 9.  Lacey, who became close to Spartan star Adreian Payne, has had a clear effect on those in East Lansing. The night of her death, Michigan State students painted and signed...
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(VIDEO) Remembering Princess Lacey ᴴᴰ

Lacey Holsworth was an adorable little girl with a big heart. She was diagnosed with cancer at a very young age, and has just recently passed away. Her friendship with Michigan State Basketball’s Adreian Payne expands her story to world-wide proportions. Adreian’s relationship with Lacey is both heroic and inspiring. The video is made to recap Lacey’s life and the connection...
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Loss of a Friend & a Fan Riddles Michigan State Basketball Star with Payne

Photo is courtesy of Getty Images/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   There is no question about it that every sport has many levels of emotion. Some involve happiness and others invite sadness into their headlines. For most of Adreian Payne’s basketball...
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Michigan State's Payne honored at Wooden gala

LOS ANGELES (AP) Adreian Payne of Michigan State has been honored at the John R. Wooden award gala for his friendship with a cancer-stricken 8-year-old girl.
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Memorial service details for Lacey Holsworth

Via a press release from MSU: Lacey Joy Elizabeth Holsworth’s Life Celebration will be held Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Breslin Center on the Michigan State campus. Parking will be free and doors open at 6 p.m. The family asks that attendees wear bright colors and smiles to celebrate Lacey’s life.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people make a donation to...
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Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Delivers Emotional Speech At Lacey Holsworth Vigil

This is a pretty special video from a vigil held for Lacey Holsworth on Michigan State’s campus Wednesday night. Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer patient who befriended the Spartans’ Adreian Payne and became beloved among the MSU community, passed away this week just days after returning home from cheering on Michigan State at the NCAA tournament. After visiting Lacey’s parents...
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Izzo gives stirring, impromptu speech in honor of 'Princess Lacey'

Nobody can give an impromptu eulogy better than Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. "Princess" Lacey Holsworth was only 8 years old when she died Tuesday night following a battle with cancer. Her story is well known by now, how she became friends with Michigan State's Adreian Payne and the entire Spartans' basketball program, and how she touched so many others with her...
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Tom Izzo gives emotional speech at Lacey Holsworth’s vigil (VIDEO)

YouTube The Michigan State family lost a very special person early Wednesday morning when Princess Lacey Holsworth passed away.  Wednesday night, on Michigan State’s campus, Tom Izzo and Adreian Payne (who became a sister to Lacey) met at the infamous MSU rock with hundreds of students to pay tribute to Lacey’s life, strength and effervescent smile. Izzo gave a very emotional...
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WATCH: Tom Izzo gives inspirng, emotional speech about “Princess Lacey”

After a spirited battle against cancer, Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old girl better known as “Princess Lacey” to college basketball fans, tragically passed away. Princess Lacey formed a genuine bond with Michigan State senior big man Adreian Payne, and the two literally became best friends. Lacey walked with Payne on senior night; she cut down the nets when the Spartans won the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

College basketball world pays tribute to Lacey

Young Lacey Holsworth left her mark not just on Adreian Payne and the rest of the Michigan State basketball team but on the entire college basketball community. When former University of Detroit basketball coach and current ESPN analyst Dick Vitale heard that "Princess Lacey" had died Tuesday, he vowed to raise $250,000 for a cancer research grant in her name, "I can...
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Video: Tom Izzo Gives Emotional Speech About Lacey Holsworth During Rock Vigil

Last night, we showed you photos from a vigil that Michigan State held to honor Lacey Holsworth, a young friend of Adreian Payne and the Spartans basketball team, who passed away from cancer Tuesday night at the age of just eight years old. Today, via Steve Zaagman of WZZM 13, we’ve got video of the speech that head coach Tom Izzo gave to the students who came out to sign the rock...
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Michigan State Spartans hold vigil in memory of Lacey Holsworth (photos)

A somber gathering surrounded “the Rock” on the Michigan State campus on Wednesday evening as Spartans head coach Tom Izzo, players, including Adrian Payne, and others, to mourn the passing of Lacey Holsworth. Holsworth, the eight-year-old who went by “Princess Lacey,” passed away on Tuesday due to complications related to neuroblastoma, a rare form of […] The post Michigan...
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Michigan State Paints Rock In Honor Of Princess Lacey

In one of the more heartbreaking stories on Wednesday, 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth passed away from cancer. Lacey formed an incredible bond with Michigan State’s Adreian Payne and her story took the country by storm. On Wednesday night, Michigan State painted the rock in her honor and had many people sign it, including Tom Izzo and Gary Harris. Our thoughts and prayers go out to...
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Adreian Payne says good bye to his sister Lacey Holsworth

The Michigan State family awoke to awful news Wednesday morning as Lacey Holsworth’s family announced that eight-year old Princess Lacey had lost her battle with cancer.  Awful awful news about an outstanding, courageous little girl who shined so brightly in her short time on this Earth.  We all know the story about how she became friends and pseudo-siblings with Michigan State...
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Michigan State has tribute to Lacey Holsworth

This morning, April 9, it was announced that Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old friend of Michigan State star Adreian Payne, passed away. She was suffering from neuroblastoma.  Tonight, nearly everyone associated with Michigan State University showed up on campus to pay their respects. A rock on campus was painted white with “MSU LOVES PRINCESS LACEY. Love Like Lacey,” written...
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Loss of a Friend & a Fan Riddles Michigan State Basketball Star with Payne

Photo is courtesy of Getty Images/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   There is no question about it that every sport has many levels of emotion. Some involve happiness and others invite sadness into their headlines. For most of Adreian Payne’s basketball...
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Adreian Payne On The Passing Of Lacey Holsworth: ‘My Princess Is Now An Angel’

Getty Image Earlier today it was revealed that 8-year old Lacey Holsworth had passed away after losing her battle with neuroblastoma, and many of the people whose lives she was able to touch readily came forward to celebrate the time they spent with her. Better known to fans of the Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team as Princess Lacey, the young girl eventually became...
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